Sunday, September 28, 2008

Some Birthday Love

Our dear friend Judith Shakespeare is turning *ahem* 29 today. 29...the forever holding age.

She's made some big changes in the last couple of weeks that I know will only make her a better person ;)

We love you dear and I hope you have a wonderful birthday!!

Weekly Winners

Weekly Winners - September 22 - 28

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Some of you may remember how not to cook ribs with a toddler around. Well I have now figured out that I can not do anything in this house with him around. I have to be on him like white on rice.





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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Weekly Winners

Week of September 15 ~ 21

By candlelight


Pretty in Pink


Going for a ride


Bug Huntin'


What could you catch?


Piano Man needs a manicure


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Friday, September 19, 2008

Haiku Friday

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Haiku Friday: Theme - Signs of Age

I need to realize
That I'm not in my twenties
Drunk at three AM

Hangovers with J
Doesn't sit well on my head
I'm getting to old

Come January
I will feel the oldest then
He will turn eighteen

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

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I will apologize right now, but this edition of Wordless Wednesday will have words.

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I brought you home not knowing that you would change our lives. We weren't supposed to have animals, only stuffed ones as Dad put it. You changed our hearts. You proved to us that you were made for our family. The perfect dog? There is one and Bullet was it.

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You showed Dad that you were going to be the best dog a family can have. Getting the paper for him every morning when we never even taught you how to do it, all you asked for was an ice cube for your treat. Sunday morning walks with Dad but you knew if he didn't come out of the bedroom with his hat and tennis shoes on, that he had to work instead.

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You let Matt crawl all over you. You were his first dog and left such an impression that will last a lifetime. You left us so quick, and we didn't have a chance to say good-bye. You were supposed to come home that Tuesday. You weren't supposed to be gone forever.
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You were and will always be the best dog our family could of ever asked for. You brought so much joy to our family in the 9 years you were with us. We miss you now and forever.

Bullet ~ September 17, 2001

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Monday, September 15, 2008

I'd rather be a 40 y/o virgin

I've always done my eyebrows myself. Every once in a while I'd have the girls that did my nails do them, ya' know...just to shape 'em up but since I don't have a job, that is out of the question.

Ventured to the mall on Saturday night. I was headed out for a night of drunkenness so I had to shape up. We walk in and there is a new place in the mall, Brows Plus. Ya, really? I look up and it's only $10 to get them done. Mom said she'd pay so how could I pass that up? No money out of my pocket.

As we stand there waiting for the lady in front of me, mom noticed a little tv showing a video. We start watching. They aren't waxing...they are threading. Umm okay I guess I'll give it a shot.

Here's where the 40 y/o virgin comes in to play.

I think at that part of the movie, Steve Carell was screaming obscenities? That would be me. Image being plucked 4000 times. Over.and.over.and.over again. I am here to tell you, IT SUCKED! I would of rather had a full body waxing then to go through that again.

On the upside of it all, I did walk away with some killer eyebrows, no red marks that lasted for days, and oh, had an awesome time out Saturday night :)

Just in case you don't believe me on the pain, here's a video. And this girl is HURTS!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Weekly Winners

Weekly Winners: September 8 - 14

Perfect landing

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What do you see?


Let 'em fly

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On the verge of tears

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Oh and before I forget (which could be fairly quickly), I convinced my oldest to join in Weekly Winners. He's a wonderful photographer and I've learned everything from him. Shh, don't tell him that. So if y'all could so kindly head over to his site, Digitally Focused, and show his some Weekly Winner love, I'd so appreciate it.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Haiku Friday: Septemeber 12, 2008

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Haiku Friday - Theme: It's been a year

Wow, a year so far
For ku'ers around the world
Let's go for one more

A year already?
What have you done in a year?
Memories to last

Time flies to quickly
Don't forget the simple things
Live life for the best

Another year gone
One eighteen, another two
Both babies growing

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Don't have anything? Work with what ya' got

We moved into this house a little over 3 weeks ago. For some reason, I'm notorious at making sure the outside of my house is "cool" looking. Just don't come inside ;) With no job (shameless plug right here), you can only work with what you have, right?

Thank heavens with this house, I had a fairly good foundation to work with. We relocated the pond that we had at the previous house. Found a perfect spot for it and there was a "slab" of patio stones currently here.

When we moved, it was sort of a "What are we going to do with that?" See below. We kind of threw everything on top of it until we got moved in and for the most part, settled. After accessing the situation, all I could think of is that we were going to have to remove all the stones, reset them so we had a more even patio.

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After dropping off Little Man at daycare yesterday, a few minutes of Plurking, a few resumes sent out, I knew it was time to tackle this project. Perfect day, not too hot, wind blowing thanks to Ike and motivation (the most important part).

After really looking at it, I realized I didn't need to tear up the whole thing, only a few blocks needed to be pulled up, ground leveled, and I was good to go. About 15-20 blocks later, moving the fire pit, planting Plumeras, relocating the grill....I achieved it! Done.

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Funny how things look when you just clean them up. No money was spent, just a little sweat equity. I love the final outcome. I might spend about $6 to get some perennials to plant but other than that, I think I'm very happy with how everything turned out.

Can't wait for the Little Man's birthday in 5 weeks so I can show off my back yard

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

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Just chillin'


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Saturday, September 6, 2008

Weekly Winners

Weekly Winners: September 7, 2008

He's getting old


Little Red Firetruck

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The Last One


Peaceful with Bunny


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Friday, September 5, 2008

A little dose of "Are You Serious?"

I'll be the first to admit it. I'm addicted to HGTV and Fine Living Network. If Little One doesn't have a hold of the TV, I usually have it on.

As I'm supposed to be doing something, I've got on "I Want That" on HGTV. This show gives me an inside look at everything I want in my ho
use after I win the lottery.

I bought the winning ticket this morning. Wha? I really did.

Today was no different. As I sit there, I
see the "Cruisin' Cooler". I had to wait and see what this was all about and let me say, this is probably one of those things that every arm-chair quarterback and tailgater is saying "Fuck, why didn't I think of that?"

I mean cool is this?

Why would you not want one of these? Other than the $400 price tag, it's a great idea.

Give it a season, kind of like the Wii or the PS3, or any other thing and and price will drop like Britney's panties.

Haiku Friday

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Haiku Friday: Not sure if there's a theme or not

Mind is blocked from 'kus
Can't think of what to haiku
Mind at a blank loss

Do know it's Friday
It was a short week for all
Still have lots to do

Would love to go out
Lets see how I feel later
Allergies suck big

Guess this is the last
Can't think of much more
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Thursday, September 4, 2008

Coinkidink or a sign?

My father had a good friend, Victor, that was a gem to our family. He was funny, light hearted and probably the most stubborn man you would ever meet all at the same time. On August 31, 2001, he passed. Something that our family never expected. They suspected he had a massive heart attack while taking his Sunday morning nap and never woke up. My father found him the next day, Labor Day.
While cleaning out his apartment, he had this clock that I loved. I've had it since he passed and it's always been Victor's Clock.

When we moved recently, we found the perfect spot on the entertainment center where it is the center of attention. The clock has never kept time. It would wind but would loose time and stop within 12 hours. Never thought about getting it fixed due to the fact that the "dinging" drove me crazy.

On Sunday, mom came over to help with some things. Little One had found the key so I thought "hey, let's see if it winds." So I did. Here I sit 4 days later, the clock still going. Still ticking. No ding, but it's still keeping time.

I'm really not sure how to think of all this. 7 year luck? Is it Victor telling me that he likes where I put the clock? I don't know. But I do know that Sunday was the 7 year anniversary of Victor's death.

Now that makes me think.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

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